Following his Sep-Oct US tour, Melbourne based musician Michael Beach & band will return to Australia late October to tour his latest record (Poison City/ Goner). The tour hits The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine on Friday October 28th - bringing with them very special guests DELIVERY.
Known for his work touring with the Australian guitar pop band Thigh Master and the late, brilliantly eccentric Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira, Michael Beach is the architect of a sound that is both well-built and ramshackle, straight-forward and indeterminably complex, out of the norm yet familiar in all the best ways.
Across his growing catalog, Beach’s music unfolds like a revelation, filled with sonic tumbleweeds that reference Neil Young’s On the Beach, Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, the Velvet Underground’s Loaded, and the Go Betweens Before Hollywood. Influences ranging from the enigmatic outlier Megira to Glenn Branca to the Oblivians are combined to create a new, exhilarating sound, part of the path that Beach has been on since 2008’s Blood Courses. A veteran of year-end indie rock round ups beginning with Golden Theft in 2013 & continuing with Gravity/Repulsion, released in 2017, Beach distilled the best of those early albums and has added sharpened intent on his acclaimed 2021 long player ‘Dream Violence’ and soon to be released 2022 EP.
Through music, Beach strives to convey both passion and compassion, energy and action. “My hope is that something gets communicated that makes people think outside of themselves or their surroundings,” he says. “To ask questions, and consider the effects of their decisions. To communicate some essential part of the human spirit that understands intuitively how to feel connected to each other rather than divide, exploit, separate, ignore, and all the other heinous shit we have the ability to do with each other.”